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Rance Henley Ogden
Trevon and Melissa Ogden, Lockwood, would like to announce the birth of their son, Rance Henley Ogden; he is their second child. Rance was welcomed...


Patriots Pen essay winners were also honored. Participants are in grades 6-8. Pictured, left to right, Senior Vice Commander Merdith Chapman; first place winner Desirae D. Burr, $50 award; second place Jacob D. Morrison, $40 award; third place Tyler Nance, $30 award; Quartermaster Tom Reed. Patriots Pen participants wrote on the theme “What Freedom Means to Me.” VFW recognizes Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen winners


Photo courtesy of Jon Brisbin)
Lamar High School Class of 1967 members are, front row, seated, left to right, Lendi (Stettler) Davis, Nina (Williams) Huser, Connie (Trent) Stump, Linda (Messerall) Grant, Irma (Woodward) Fayad, Beth (Couch) Brisbin, Marilyn (Pyatt) Howard, Brenda (Shultz) Frieden, Karel (Bentlage) Hippert, Sue (Divine) Morris, Calvin Brous, Bonnie (Johnston) Kime, Candy (Blaser) Fields, Jan (Wattenbarger) Taylor, Sondra (Morin) Riegel; second row, left to right, Jewell (Darrah) Little, Marsha (Richter) Pitts, Lorraine (Deay)  Potter, Marti (Horton) Elswick, Linda (Gathman) Fritsch, Susan (Walters) Conrace, Nancy (Harris) Gilkey, Walter Powell, Bill Gaither, Wayne Patterson, Ralph Stahl, Judy (Faubion) Goldammer, Cathy (Butler) Rowland, Kirk Morris, Bill Young; third row, left to right, Steve Slinker, Jerry Thieman, Dan Scott, Stan Adams, Sue (Gartman) Downing, Gaylord Willet, Marilyn Clawson, Leon Phipps, Jim Hayward, Anthony Brisbin, Stan Davis, Frank Arnold, Max Montgomery, Bill Lisle, Don Hosack, David Jones and Jim Ryder. LHS Class of 1967 holds 50th reunion
The Lamar High School Class of 1967 held its 50th reunion the weekend of October 13, 14 and 15. A bonfire was held on Friday evening, to correspond...


First Baptist Church to hold Christmas Eve service
The First Baptist Church of Lamar, located at 1301 E. 6th St., will hold its Candlelight Christmas Eve Service and Lord’s Supper from 6 p.m. to 7...


Needman to retire from City of Lockwood
LOCKWOOD- After 33 ½ years of faithful service to the City of Lockwood, Donald Needham will be retiring. A reception will be held for him today (Wednesday), December 20,...
Kevin Smith leads the Lamar Middle School Band in their Christmas concert. Lamar Middle School performs for community
The Lamar Middle School Christmas Concert was presented to the public on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Thiebaud Auditorium in Lamar.


LHS Concert Band LHS Christmas concert presented
The Lamar High School Christmas Concert was held Monday, Dec. 11, at Thiebaud Auditorium in Lamar. Featured were the Jazz Band, Performance...


Lamar Senior Center Bridge Club
Velma Goodrum was the hostess for Bridge on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The winners were Ferne Roberts, first high and Sondra Riegel, second high. The...


Marriage license applications
The following have filed a marriage license application with the Barton County Recorder’s office: Nathan William Carpenter, 22, Lamar and Megan Lynn Langley, 20,...
Barton County Senior Center Lunch Menu
December 25-29 MONDAY- Christmas, closed. TUESDAY- Chicken enchiladas, Mexican rice, refried beans, dark green leafy salad, banana. WEDNESDAY- Chili dog or polish...
Free Christmas dinner offered in Lockwood
LOCKWOOD- A Merry Christmas Dinner will be served on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 12 noon, to anyone that wants to come and celebrate the day....


Barton County Senior Center Lunch Menu
December 18-22 MONDAY- Barbecue chicken, buttered peas, sliced carrots, wheat roll, tropical fruit. TUESDAY- Ham and beans, seasoned spinach, oven hash browns, cornbread,...
Liberal Sunshine Senior Citizens meet for Christmas dinner
LIBERAL- Liberal Sunshine Senior Friends met at the community building Friday, Dec. 1, for their Christmas dinner. A ham and turkey dinner was...


Community Christmas Cantata “Joy” features area musicians
The Community Christmas Cantata, “Joy”, will be presented Saturday evening, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., at the Lockwood Christian Church. The cantata will...


Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper
Barton County Retired Educators observed their annual Christmas meeting with a noon luncheon, December 5, at the Lamar First Christian Church. Thirty-three retirees attended the gathering, including three guests from the Lockwood Retired Educators unit. The next meeting of Barton County retirees will be January 2, 2018. Retired educators gather for annual Christmas meeting